The school runs a youth club of many years’ standing. The club operates an open door policy to both current and former students and friends and students from other schools in North Tyneside.
The club is open on a Tuesday evening from 6.45 pm-8.15 pm and a Thursday evening from 7-8.45 pm throughout the school year. Currently Tuesday evening is better for younger students as activities are more highly structured. The club caters for all young people from 11 onwards. Many former students now into adulthood, continue to keep in touch.
All young people attending the club are encouraged to take out membership which costs £5 per term. In return members have access to the numerous trips and visits the club undertakes at a subsidised cost.
- The senior leader of the club is Dave Erskine ( Head Teacher ) supported by Debbie Shields - a TA in the school who also organizes bus travel.There are additional qualified youth workers and assistant staff. We also have a number of voluntary helpers, whose help and support is always welcome.
- The club offers a wide range of activities, projects and youth issues work throughout the year, including weekend residential holidays. Specific activity groups operate each night and include boys work, girls work, a drama group and a pre Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. In addition art & craft, cookery, a range of sport activities, computers, model making and games are also available. The club usually undertakes one major fund raising effort year in aid of a recognised cause or charity.
- A variety of trips and visits take place throughout the year. They include visits to places such as Starbowl, the cinema and theatre, football & ice hockey matches, leisure centres, meals out etc. The club also has access to Walkerwalls centre near Wooler in Northumberland which it uses throughout the year.
- Transport is available for a limited number of young people who are unable to travel independently. We provide and pay for drivers and escorts, for which there is a small charge. Parents are however encouraged to provide their own means of transport to and from the club wherever possible as places on these buses are limited. Mrs Shields an senior teaching assistant in school is also a youth worker at the club and looks after transport arrangements and the club’s Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Further information is available from Dave Erskine at the school.